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Aquatic center could serve many community needs
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Health officials prepare for flu
OKLAHOMA CITY — Following a flu season in which a record number of Oklahomans died as a result of the virus, state and county health officials say educating the public and general common sense are vital to reducing both the death rate and ...
Prisons expand reach to bring training to more officers
McALESTER — Joshua Drake once was offered the chance to be a corrections officer but turned it down because he didn’t want to leave his wife and aging parents for six weeks to train hundreds of miles away in El Reno....
Scam targets migrants
HOUSTON — Scammers have been preying on the relatives of unaccompanied young migrants being held at two U.S. military bases by conning them into paying nonexistent fees to be reunited with their loved ones, officials said....
New library leaders
The Pioneer Library System has familiar faces taking over leadership roles with its two hometown libraries....
Political activist Norma Sapp to speak
Political activist Norma Sapp will speak on the progress of the state’s medical marijuana petition at the Tyner Cornbread and Beans luncheon Aug. 1 at Catering Creations 3750 West Main. The values of medical marijuana and the failure of ...
FedEx charges raising online pharmacy issues
SAN FRANCISCO — FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions....
Hamas fires rockets on Israel, ending 12-hour lull
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip — Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late Saturday after rejecting Israel’s offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire by four hours, casting new doubt on international efforts to broker an end to 19 ...
Man found dead outside Tulsa home
TULSA — Police in Tulsa are investigating the death of a man whose body was found outside a house on the city’s north side....
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